BeerRenter76 (654) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 9/7/08. I had been wanting to try this one for a while now, it pours a dark black body with a thin tan cap. Aroma of mocha and a little chocolate, flavors were similar. Mouthfeel was a little on the light side for me, but it was smooth and easy to drink, and a clean finish. Overall it was a pretty good porter.
Scrumpy369 (257) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at hopaholic. Pitch black colour with a small brown head. Nose of roasted malts with some funkyness. Taste is light roasted malts. The funk is noticable but not as distinct.
R4N5H (636) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle at Arcona Living, Osnabruck, Germany on 24-Mar-2016. Dark, slmost black in colour with a medium sized tan coloured head. Sweet malt hoppy aroma. Full body and carbonation. Smoky, bitter and sweet. Nice dessert beer.
cafgen (192) - California, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost total darkness in color with a two finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, slight chocolate and some hops. Taste is similar but the coffee and roasted malts dominate. A good porter.
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Fules (309) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nagy, tartós, tejeskávé színű hab. Fekete szín. Illata fekete csokis, pici savanykás felhanggal. Finom, feketecsokis ízvilág, gyümölcsös, vörösboros felhangokkal. Közepesen testes és nyomokban sincs vizes érzet. Utóíze is a pörkölt malátáról szól és jó hosszú ideig szól. Jól eltalált, kiegyensúlyozott sör.
Towey1989 (1505) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Pours a black colour with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisin, roasted malts, some chocolate, maybe marshmallow, slight metal, a little burnt toast and subtle smoke. Taste of toasted malts, coffee, slight chocolate, a little burnt toast, dark fruits, raisin, some metal and subtle toasted malts. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, roasted, fruity bitterness in the finish. A full flavoured, complex porter but it’s not unique, there’s better porters out there.
ndburns (68) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours very dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffeewith toffee notes. Taste is very malty, quite sweet, a little bitter. Very smooth.
retinadoc (209) - - MAR 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 Bottle. Average aroma and carbonation. Pours translucent black. Very slightly sweet. The prominent flavor is raisins, with secondary notes of dried apricots and other fruit. Missing the toasted chocolate, malt, toffee and coffee flavors of the best porters.
ignorant (50) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown, close to black, but showing red highlights. mild carbon and fine bubble. It produces a foam crown mean amplitude and latte color. Very compact, creamy appearance and good durability. Abundant lacing in glass. an intense aroma of caramel mixture and roasted malt appears on the nose. The roasted nuances in a first contact where coffee beans poke lead to other more hidden notes like black chocolate, nuts and smoke.
Handypaul (394) - - MAR 12, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I used to drink this back in college and thought it was great. But that was in back in 1980--35 years ago. Maybe they’ve changed the recipe but this doesn’t live up to my memories of a full-bodied roasty brew. What I find now is a thin, light bodied, brew that smells of coffee and dill pickles (two things I like but not together). Gone is the roasty toasted flavor and in its place a brew without the same richness or character. It’s still worth a try but a little on the thin side.